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  CSPAN    March-- Lincoln Memorial    News/Business. New.  

    August 24, 2013
    12:30 - 3:01pm EDT  

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four days shy of five score years ago, arguably the greatest civil action of the 20th century and one of the most significant in the history of humankind's struggle for its own identity took place. it was a day that hundreds of thousands of people of all persuasions gathered to hear the words of the old negro spiritual declairing the dream of the young martin luther king, jr. 50 years later, the son of that king has called us all together once again to gather at the feet of the great emancipator just wonder from the granite figure of his father and one of our founding fathers. he has called us together not just to celebrate nor merely to commemorate. he has called us to fortify and inknock late our human spirit
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to galvanize and energyize our collective consciences to take action to realize the dream. he has been an elected leader, the president of a southern christian leader conference, the head of the martin luther king jr. center for nonviolent social change, the founder of realizing the dream. he is a national civil rights champion, a global human rights crusader. he is the father of yo landa renee, the husband of andrew waters, the big brother of dexter and bern niece, the younger brother of the late dwro landa denees. born of cortea scott king and the namesake of dr. martin luther king, jr., ladies and gentlemen, martin luther king iii.
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five decades ago, my father dr. martin luther king, jr., stood upon this hallowed spot. and the spirit of god spoke through him and summoned the nation to repent and to redress the shameful sins long visited upon its african american brothers and sisters. 50 years ago, he delivered a sermon on this mountain which crystalized like never before the painful pilgrimmage and aspirations of african americans yearning to breathe ree in our own homeland. with martin luther king's
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lamenting were not an eye spiring diatribe of true conditions of the day. no, indeed, his words are etched in eternity and echo through the ages to us today were a tribute to the tenacity of an intrepid people who though oppressed refused to remain in bondage. those words of martin luther king, jr., were a clarion call to all people of good will to rise up together, to make this nation live out the true meaning of its creed and to perfect within us a more perfect union. and so i stand here today in this sacred place in my father's footsteps. i am humbled by the heavy hand of history. but more than that, i am -- i,
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like you, continue to feel his presence. i, like you, continue to hear his voice crying out in the wilderness. the admonition is clear. this is not the time for nostalgic commemoration nor is this the time for self-congrat la tri celebration. the time is not done. the journey is not complete. we can and we must do more. the vision preached by my father a half century ago was that his four little children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. however, sadly the tears of tray von martin ds mother and father remind us that far too frequently the color of one's skill remains a license to profile, to arrest, and to even
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murder with no regard for the ontent of one's character. regressive stand your ground laws must be repealed. federal anti-profiling legislation must be enacted. comprehensive immigration reform must be adopted to end the harassment of our brown brothers and sisters and to provide a fath to citizenship to them today just as was done for the millions who passed through ellis island's splendgid gates yesterday. 50 years ago, my father and sister said we cannot rest and be satisfied as long as black folk in mississippi could not vote. and those in new york believed that they had nothing for which to vote. today the united states supreme court, having recently eviscerating the voting rights act and with numerous states clamoring to legislatively
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codify voting suppression measures, not only must we not be satisfied but we must fight back boldly. too many of our unknown heroes and she ros fought, bled and died for us to have the precious rights of vote. for us to now sit back and timidly allow our franchise to be taken away or diminished, we must not rest until the congress of the united states restores the voting rights act protections discard bid a supreme court blind to the blatant tests of the black folks. paramount to martin luther king jr.'s fervent dream was the commitment that african americans gain full economic opportunity and not be confined to basic mobility forward from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. today, with 12% unemployment rates in the african american community and 38% of all
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children of color in this country living below the level of poverty, we know that the dream is far from being realized. with the once mighty city of detroit in the throws of bankruptcy and countless other cities teetering on the brink, there is a fierce urgency to act now. if the big auto makers and major financial institutions were too big and too important to fail, why is not the same true of the major urban centers which are populated by millions of poor blacks and brown and white hung erling for nothing more than a decent job to provide for themselves and their families? why shouldn't his torically black colleges and universities desperate for stability, be given the assistance which will enable them to continue their noble mission of educating both the best, brightest, as well as the least of these.
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as we struggle to recover from the worst economic calamity since the greaped, america needs a new marshall plan for our city to provide jobs, infrastructure improvements, and a true lasting stimulus to the economy. while we are inspired today by the majesty of power of my father's extra dation of yesterday year we must be mindful of this imperative of love. he thought the -- sought the beloved community where we could live together with peace and equality. we must embrace that love and cease the violence. no more senseless newtown or columbines, no more daily killings of our young people by our young people on the streets of chicago and countless neighborhoods across the country. we need more gun control but we also need more love.
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yes, we all need love for each other, blarks white, and yellow, red and brown, gay and straight, christians muslims and jews. and all of god's children loving one another. we must embrace love and hold on to that powerful spiritual which inspired my father's generation and inspires us still today. we aren't going to let nobody turn us around. we aren't going to let nobody turn us around. we are going to keep walking. we're going to keep on talking. we're going to keep on voting. we're going to keep on job building. we're going to keep on educating. we're going to keep on mentoring. we're going to keep on community building. we're going to keep on ending violence. we're going to keep on creating peace. we aren't going to let nobody turn us around. we are going to keep marching
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down to freedom land. so when i stand in your presence today and reflect on the fact that my beloved sister yolanda denees niece did not live to see the full realization of the heartfelt dream held by our father for his four children, i am sad but not entirely sad for i am reminded that he knew that the arc of the moral universe is long but it does stand toward justice. so another yolanda, our daughter, you saw her come out here with me, our daughter has been sent by god into this world and the dream will live on through her. thus i know that daddy is smiling up above knowing that your presence here today will assure the fulfillment of his dream in the lifetime of yol anda renay king. i can almost hear my father humming that anthem of the movement, people get ready there's a train coming. people get ready, there's a
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train coming. a train that takes us to a land where we have decent houses and not false house, a land that has schools that teach our children and do not defeat our children, a land where we have enterprising entrepreneurs and not incarcerated inmates, a land where we have fathers who create stable families and do not merely procreate innocent babies. yes, the train to the freedom land 50 years ago martin luther king jr. boldly ignited a mighty torch to guide our freedom led to us to our freedom train land here, and we are today standing in the midst of that eternal flame. if we could all but catch a flicker from that ferocious flame of freedom we could each light a small candle of courage and in our own voice cry out, this little light of mine. i'm going to let it shine.
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if we each let our own little light shine, then we shall truly overcome. yes, if we each do our own small part in our home, in our churches, in our schools, on our jobs, in our organizations, in every aspect of our lives to advance the cause of freedom, then surely a change is going to come and take it from me some day we will all be free. and on that triumph fant day we will offer up our praise to the god of our weary years, the god of our silenced tears who has brought us thus far on the way who has led us into our light. and together we as the people, we as a nation, and indeed we as the world will proclaim in une son mine ice have seen the glory of the coming of the lord. glory, glory halleluja glory,
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glory halleluja glory, glory halleluja his truth is marching on. god bless you. >> next, distinguished theellogen and international speaker and chairman of the board of the national action network, reverend dr. franklin ichardson. >> good afternoon. it is my privilege to bring greetings on behalf of the board of directors of the national action network, more
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than 72 chapters in 60 cities across america. on behalf of the staff and the many members of the national action network i greet you today as chairman. and to celebrate this high moment we have come here today to culminate a long journey that began 200 years ago, the moment an african american enslaved african rejected slavery. 50 years ago we came to a high moment and in the past 50 years we've had tremendous achievement, we've had tremendous accomplishments. and it is that achievement that makes us believers in the future. in every generation we have had great voices and great leaders. today it is my privilege to present our keynote speaker, the one who has become the voice of this era. for the last 40 years the
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reverend al sharpten has been evolving as a great and stirring leader shaped by these times to lead us into this era. he has sacrificed his life, his body, he has taken attacks, he has been mistreated, misunderstood, but thanks be to god he has been persistent. he has never given up. he has always been a voice for the voiceless. he is always aligned with the marginal liesed, he has always represented the hurting and he has always been a voice for justice. he is our leader, the president of the national action network. it is my privilege then to present for the keynote moment the reverend al sharpton president of the national ction network.
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>> thank you. they did not take bus outing to come to washington. there will be those that will miscast this as some great social event. but let us remember 50 years ago some came to washington having rode the back of buses. some came to washington that couldn't stop and buy a cup of coffee until they got across the mason dixon line. some came to washington sleeping in their cars because they couldn't rent a motel room.
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some came to washington never having had the privilege to vote. some came having seen their friends shed blood. but they came to washington so we could come today in a different time and a different place and we owe them for what we have today. i et a man not long ago, tell it often, he says i'm african american but i don't understand all this civil rights marching you're talking about, reverend al. i've accomplished, i've achieved. look at my resume. i went to the best schools. i'm a member of the right clubs. i had the right people read my
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resume. civil rights didn't write my resume. i looked at his resume. i said, you're right. civil rights didn't write your resume. but civil rights made somebody ead your resume. don't act like whatever you achieve you achieved because you were that smart. u got there because some unleaded grandma who never saw the inside of a college campus put their bodies on the line in alabama and mississippi and sponsored you up here. day we face continuing
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challenges. what do we want? we want the congress to rewrite a voting rights act and we want to protect our right to vote. they are changing laws all over this country that congress needs to make federal law that will get through this congress and deal with what the supreme court has done. right now in texas and north carolina and other places they're coming with all these voter id. well, we always had id. why do we need new id now? we had id when we voted for johnson. we had id when we voted for nixon. we had id when we voted for those that succeeded him, carter, reag
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why when we get to obama do we eed some special id? but i'll tell you what we're going to do. when we leave washington, we're going to go to those states. we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. and when they ask us for our of r id, take out a photo met gar evers, take out a photo of good man, cheney and swanger, take out a photo of vilea luisa. they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this photo. it gives you the idea of who we
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are. second, we need jobs. we didn't come here just to talk. we want voter legislation, we need jobs. and if we can't get jobs, we need to continue these marches. and if we get tired we need to sit down in the offices of some of those here that don't understand folks want to work and earn for their families. that rs ago dr. king said america gave blacks a check that bounced in the bank of ustice and was returned marked insufficient funds. well, we've redeposited the check. but guess what. it bounced again.
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but when we look at the reason this time, it was marked stop payment. they have the money to bail out banks. they had the money to bail out major corporations. they had the money to give tax benefits to the rich. they have the money for the 1%. but when it comes to head start, when it comes to municipal workers, when it comes to teachers they stopped the check. we're going to make you make the check good or we're going o close down the bank.
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let me say that, three, we need to deal with building what must e built around gun violence. we cannot sit around and watch the proliferation of guns in our communities and in any community. we've got to fight against this recklessness that make us so insensitive that we shoot each other for no reason. let me say that our young brothers and sisters, many that were on the program, we owe a bt to those that thought enough of you to put their lives on the line. we owe a debt to those that
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believed in us when we did not believe in ourselves. and we need to conduct ourselves in a way that respects that. don't you ever think that men like med gar evers died to give you the right to be a hood lum or to give you the right to be a thug. that is not what they gave their life about. we need to talk about how we address one another. how we respect one another. we need to teach our young folk -- i don't care how much money they give you, don't disrespect our women. no matter what they promise you, make it clear that you ow that rosa parks wasn't no
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ho and fannie lou wasn't no bitch. we've got some house cleaning to do. and as we clean up our house, we will then be able to clean up america. let me say as we fight for voter rights, as we fight for jobs, as we fight for immigration, as we fight for equality, let us not try and limit the coalition. we need all of us together. these bogus arguments about, well, they didn't suffer like us or they are not as bad as us, the most insane thing for sick people to do is to lay in the hospital debating about who is the sickest.
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we all need to unite and get well together. we should not be comparing pain. we ought to be strategizing and coalesing for all of us to have equal justice under the law and equal opportunity. you know, i want to raise this and then we're going to do something i think special and we march. i keep hearing people talking about dr. king's dream. when i was younger, i said to my mother, my friends say why are we dreaming? you need to be awake to fight. well, my mother said to me, you've got to understand what
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dreams are for. dreams are for those that won't accept reality as it is. so they dream of what is not there and make it possible. they will romanticize dr. king's speech. but the genius of his speech was not just the poetry of his words. the genius of his speech is at blood shed in birmingham, with met gar evers having been kill, where one of his coleaders in jail. he didn't stand here and discuss the pain. he didn't stand here and express the anger. he spat in the face of those who wanted him dead that, no matter what you do, i can dream above what you do. i see a nation that will make change if we pay the price. others saw voting booths we
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couldn't you. but king saw the possibility of an obama 50 years ago. the world is made of dreamers that change reality because of their dreams. and what we must do is we must give our young people dreams again. that's what lee saunders and randi wine garden was talking about. you take the funds, you take the expertise, and you tell the children they're nothing and you tell them they're not expected to be nothing, you build jails and close schools, and you break their dreams and you wonder why they're walking around with their pants down. because that's what you wear in jail. and if you think that's where you're headed you might as well get dressed before you get there.
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we need to give them dreams again. not to worry about baggy pants but baggy mentality if we told them who they could be and what they could do they would pull up their pants and go to work. we've got to change how we deal with this. o we come to say that we are leaving here as they did 50 years ago and we're going to do nonvile ntly what is necessary to put the climate in this country that will lead to a voting rights act, we're going to do what is necessary to do what we have to do nonviolently to have a jobs bill based on the infrastructure, we're going to register voters in each
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state we're doing town hall meetings in the next 06 days we're going to target numbers and target districts. we need to bring new voterswe no people's based on the principle of an object of of the movement. i do not know much about cooking. but i did learn how to make pancakes. my mama taught me that all you have to do is put down the stuff and hit it over. i do not know that much about politics, but i know how to do something. we need to slip the folks in congress next year. [applause] as we march today, we marched with a determination to let you know that we do not have amnesia.
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price thatworth the was paid. -- did notd weforget forget the price that was paid. in thees were gotten blood of martyrs. we earned the right to vote with protests and we will retain what we lost in the supreme court with a protest that is on its way. was another dreamer as i close. a dreamer in the bible called john. i see aked up and said, new heaven. i see a new earth. all things are passed away. tell you, i know why
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they are screeching and hollering and talking crazy. because all of america has passed away. all america that only worked for white males has passed away. all ameritech -- america that only worked for english- speaking has passed away. have passed away. we see a new america. ofare seeing an america equality, justice, fairness. we march because we are going to bring a new america, one nation, with god, indivisible liberty and justice, not for who you choose, not for who you like, but for all. we believe in a new america. it is time to march for a new
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america. it is time to organize for a new america. vote time to register and for a new america. we are on our way. we are on our way. we are on our way. [cheers and applause] march,repared to iprepare -- prepare to march, want some of our leaders to stand with me. we want to honor and dedicate what we are doing to a man that the long road and a long journey. richardson, kevin powell, all of these young
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leaders. i want us to show respect and who has, everyn day in the last decade, fought for us. we are not ending the program without thanking those who made a way. the bible says honor thy father and mother, not for their day, but for your day will be long on the land which god giveth thee. rev. joseph lowery stood in the heat of the day. has paidjoseph lowery
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the price. because of people like him. , are here today. another warrior who was abused and took it so we could vote is here with us today. never got recognition, but now he is the winner of the medal of freedom from the first african- american president in the united states. he will come and have words and southern leadership -- southern christian leadership conference. that is the organization that dr. king founded. that was the organization that did direct action. i grew up in the new york branch sclc.e
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i grew up in a single-parent home on welfare. told me i waskson somebody. i believed him. no man ever told me i was nobody. if no one ever gives you credit, i will because you help -- helped turn my consciousness around. let's hear from the legendary -- did i forget anybody? >> thank you, my brother. i do not want to leave out --
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hello, good people. again.here after a half century, we are here again. let's think about what it was we really came to do. this 50th anniversary was to remind us of the time when we did not have too many leaders as we have today. than that, to remind us of what we did in the past, but only for a minute. we have to really think, what are we going to do when we go home? what are we going to organize around. ? what problems are we going to solve? what are we going to do? we have to solve the problems of
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our immediate future. in a short time, we changed the most powerful nation in the world. we made it speak to us when it did not want to speak to us. we made it lifted its head and pay attention to black america when the day was gone in their minds, when they would not have to think about it. but the most powerful nation in the world had to listen to us and it is giving a way for our future as we pass -- as they pass off of the scene. it became the greatest trauma of our time. we won. our message worked. we gave faith to oppressed people all over the world. the greatest spiritual leadership in america has been by african americans and it can be again if we choose to do it. if we do not choose to do it, we
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will not be. but if we choose to do it, we can create the future not only for ourselves, but for america itself. our movement and struggles in the streets, in the courts, in the churches was more than a political struggle. it was a moral and spiritual struggle against hate and violence and racial and cultural hypothesis. we see it coming back around the corner when we think of -- it was a moral and spiritual struggle against hate and violence and racial and cultural hypocrisy. we see it coming back around the corner when we think of florida. we long term problems delayed for later, right now we have to -- the long-term problems will wait for later. right now, we have to deal with the immediate problems so that we have been a victory to deal
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with the long-term problems. we cannot be a people allowing 45% of our young people to drop out of school before they graduate from high school in a world where it is taken for granted that you have to have a college degree in order to do anything. we can solve that problem if we choose. we can do it on a daily basis and for the next year. if we cannot see a striving, nation of people -- how did w. e. b. dubois was called it? -- call it? we can be the future. this is what we have really been
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working for during the last 50 years. we must organize to win, organize every segment of life. all were fraternities and sororities are already organized, already educated. those who have educated, those who have dropped out, less than do them organize just as we when we listen to al sharpton talk about politics. he has been at it for a long time. welisten to it on tv because know he has the knowledge we need. when we think of that, let's think of those who have the knowledge and plan to educate every drop of who wants to lift themselves. we can do it because we have the people to do it. if we organize the people that we have come out tomorrow is
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ours. if we fail to organize, we will not have it. -- and every problem of now the problems of now are voter -- the problem of now is voter registration. work, younot want to cannot have it. if you are willing to work, you can have whatever you want. wecan solve any problem have. all of our major organizations top of joining together. every organization knows that this will create a new movement. .e need those that can lead it we need those who are their own leaders to create a world in which we can operate.
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we are still the movement for change, the new people's movement for change. every struggle makes a greater struggle necessary. this is what we are here for. let us leave here and do it. [applause] >> let us call chairman lafayette to join c.t. vivian to present this award. mic to give dr. lowery. ? dr. joseph lowery. moved that umbrella.
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he does not wear polka dots. , thank you for those kind words. those eloquent, words. god for the-- thank privilege to be here with you today. 50 years ago, i never dreamed that when we had the committee with dr. kean to march -- dr king -- we never dreamed we would be here 50 years later. we never dreamed we would see an african american president. we live not only long enough to see the march on
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washington, but to see an african-american president. i was looking through some old sermons. to preach it again. the name of it was, "everything has changed and nothing has changed." that is where we are in america. everything has changed and nothing has changed. as we look at the parents of the young man from florida, as we look at people like johnny ford and others on the platform -- i am not sure what they are doing, but they are getting ready to do something. i want to say to you that everything has changed and nothing has changed. we have come up here for two reasons.
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not just to come to washington, we come to washington to commemorate. we go back home to agitate. i do not think you heard me. we come to washington to commemorate. we are going back home to agitate. because while many things have changed, some things have not changed. we want to go back home to complete the unfinished tasks. we come to washington to commemorate. we go back home to agitate. i do not think you heard me. we come to washington to commemorate. we are going back home to agitate. we come to washington to commemorate. we are going back home to agitate. somebody ought to help me.
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we come to washington to commemorate. we are going back home to agitate. one more time. we come to washington to commemorate. we are going back home -- i want to hear from the people by the pool. we come to washington to what? and we are going back home -- we have come a long, long way and we have a long way to go. you, and you and keep thank you for acknowledging me. king over there. i will not do all the talking and not let her say anything. i stand with the women. you will not hit me to take a position against the women. hello.
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hello. god bless you and keep you. we will work for that day when justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream. we will not be asked to give back. -- to get back. when brown can stick around. when yellow can be mellow. and when white will behave all right. we come to washington to commemorate. we are going back home -- lowery.end give him a hand. are we ready to march? do not start ganging up. us a king is going to give plan -- a prayer.
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then we will start lining up. why do we march? governor deval patrick is here from massachusetts. he did not want to talk. he has come to march. we march because in the 1950's emmitt till.l -- now it is trayvon martin. let me bring the family of and the parents of trayvon martin. [cheers and applause] give them some of. >> thank you.
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they say i have one minute. in mississippi, they were generous with the time. ago, itday, 58 years was the location for the dream. till, my and i, emmett brother and my nephew, we went to a little town in money, mississippi. while we were there, emmett whistled at carolyn bryant. because he was so, he was killed and shot in the head. we cried. ur hearts were broken -- whistled, he was killed and shot in the head. because of what is happening in our country, when an american stocks and other american and
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shoot him down like a dog -- andks another american shoot him like a dog, it is time to do something. listen to me. i was so upset that i take the program. i wanted to see who was supporting them. i wanted to see who was a -- who was buying advertising time. i saw a two japanese automobile makers. i have one of those automobiles. before i buy that automobile again, i will buy a skateboard. we have to change the system, young people. this is your homework. go home and see who is supporting these big hits on our television. do something about it. do not buy their products. me they are british.
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they fired their guns and the british kept coming. it fired once more and the british began to run. they fired -- they fired once more and the british began to run. whenfired the second shot they shot medgar evers. they fired the second shot when they shot dr. kean -- king. we are not going to run. we are going to change this system. thank you so much. [applause] >> the mother of trayvon martin, miss sybrina fullton. -- fulton. before, trayvon martin was my son. he is not just my son, he is all
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of our sons. we have to fight for our children. it is very important that we not sure we are we make mindful what is -- of what is going on with the law. remember that god is in control. thank you. us prepared to march. we will be led in prayer. they will get you grid by grid. whous hear from the one convened these five days, the king centeream -- king.anta, georgia, elder [applause] toif you would connect hands whomever you are near, we are
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going to play. silent tears. god who has brought us thus far on the way. e thk you that you continue to be with us to every situation and circumstance. for thisyou, lord god, great august body of people who have assembled here 50 years later. we thank you, god, that the spirit that inspired those 50 years ago is inspiring us today, either. father. we are continuing the struggle. as my mother said, freedom is a never ending process. generation, we are taking a baton and we are determined to be vigilant until
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justice rolls down like water and righteousness like the mighty stream. we pray that you will bind us together like never before regardless of our background and regardless of our differences. give us the strength and the courage and the humility to transcend those differences that we might be able to join together as a freedom forced to continue to move this nation and force tod thisforce -- continue to move this nation forward. all things have passed away and all things are being made new. you,ank you,, lord god -- lord god, that there was a joshua generation. step that we take, we
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are stomping on the enemies of our progress. that wek you, lord god, are stomping on those that keep separated to keep us and divided. we thank you that we are stomping against violence and crime. we thank you that we are stomping against those who think they have the audacity to stand their ground and take lives senselessly. we thank you that the stand your ground laws are defeated. as we march together, we walked together like children and we will not get weary. we hold on to gena like children. we hold one and -- together like children. we pray together so we do not get tired. some point wet
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will all be able to join with last,ng and say free at free at last, thank god almighty, free at last. name, you, and in jesus' amen. >> let us set up our front lines. [indiscernible] [indiscernible chanting]
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>> trying to help you out, man. >> i appreciate it.
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[indiscernible crowd noises] d.c., you washington, can see the lincoln memorial in the background. moving away from the lincoln memorial, the marchers will be in the the mlk memorial commemoration of the march led by martin luther king jr. in august of 1963.
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[indiscernible crowd noises] >> open up, open up, open up.
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>> let's go. about three more minutes and we can get it together. [indiscernible crowd noises]
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>> you have to move back. [indiscernible crowd noises]
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[indiscernible crowd noises] the way, please. >> 3,2,1, let's go. >> back up. back up. >> guys, spread out. >> ladies and gentlemen, as soon
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as you start moving, the police will move. move, move, move. move back. >> go, go. ♪ >> everybody back.
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[indiscernible crowd noises] >> that's it. that's it.
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back.e everyone move back. back.ne in the rear moved -- move back. [indiscernible chanting]
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>> everybody moved back. -- move back. everybody move back. keep moving back. --moved back into the side the side.and to go get them, fellas. [indiscernible crowd noises]
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>> we are trying to get a start. -- out of theeet st. please -- street please. ♪
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[reggae music plays] >> stay on the outside of me and
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you will be ok. ♪
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thatere's not going to be many more people. >> ok. [indiscernible crowd noises]
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justice, nos 'no peace'] in passing from the lincoln memorial pass the martin luther king jr. memorial. the anniversary itself is wednesday when another gathering is planned. president obama is expected to be there and we will have live coverage on c-span and c-span
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radio. if you missed the rally that just ended, highlights of the eastern tonight here on c-span. ♪
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[indiscernible crowd noises] >> i have a bunch of batteries and phones in my hand. >> protect our voting rights. [indiscernible crowd noises]
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[indiscernible crowd noise] p]ve me a >> naacp.
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you've got to fly if you want to be free you've got to give it all you've got it've got to show wahhat is all about. pictures.oing to take walk slower. [indiscernible crowd noise]
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>> this little light of mine i will''m going to let it shine shineing to let it let it shine, let it shine all the time. [indiscernible crowd noise]
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>> st. louis. ground."t "stand your >> you on c-span now. [laughter] [indiscernible crowd noise]
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would get your waybac back to us. >> watching the marchers as they make their way past the mlk memorial which was officially 11 and on to the washington monument. it is the 50th anniversary of the march for freedom. the anniversary itself is wednesday. president obama is expected to be there. we will have live coverage on c- span and c-span radio.
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>> this is my purse. i made it. put it on tv. [indiscernible crowd noise]
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freedom want freedom, back up, back up freedomfreedom, racist jobs, we don't need them need them ♪ back up, back up freedomfreedom, all these dirty, racist jobs
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need themeed them, ♪ ♪
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nurses in the house nurses in the house nurses in the house ♪ nurses in the house ♪
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>> oh, c-span. i get all my information from you.
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>> i got you. i just want to make sure. [indiscernible crowd noise]
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>> hi, c-span. naacp.from the at the march for freedom. it was first led by martin luther king january 1960 three. another gathering is planned for wednesday. president obama is expected to be there. we will have live coverage. here you can see some of the people visiting the martin luther king jr. memorial. this is the part of the memorial called the "don't hope hope."ne
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>> hold up, hold up, hold up. >> okay, okay. >> stay on the sidewalk, please.
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[indiscernible crowd noise] >> we know the hope, determination, and dedication.
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>> that took you long enough.
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>> hi, mom. hi, mom. >> it's c-span.
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